Dental crowns are a type of restoration that is used over teeth in order to protect them. Similar to the way a thimble protects a person’s finger while they sew, a crown is bonded over a tooth to protect it from damage. Teeth that are chipped, cracked, or have extensive fillings may require a crown to keep it from breaking or cracking. Further damage to a tooth may require it to be extracted, which is what Dr. McMillan wants to avoid if at all possible.
There are many situations in which a dentist such as Dr. McMillan of Cary and Cornelius will utilize a dental crown. While they are often made to be placed over a weakened tooth, they can also be created in order to top a dental implant. The crown then acts as a false tooth in place of a missing natural tooth, and can help change a smile completely. Patients who are missing a tooth from trauma, disease, or extraction will benefit from a dental implant and crown, as it will cosmetically fill the gap and keep the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.
Patients who have undergone root canal therapy through another dentist may also receive a crown over the affected tooth. This is because a root canal removes the dental pulp from the inside of the tooth. This dental pulp contains the nerves, blood supply, and living tissue from a natural tooth, which then causes it to become weak and brittle in response. A crown covers the top of this tooth and can ensure that it does not become damaged due to everyday biting and chewing. In other instances, it may be best that the tooth be extracted. Dr. McMillan can help walk you through your choices.
Dr. McMillan of Cary’s Holistic Dental Center and Cornelius’ Holistic Dental Center can make crowns look completely aesthetic. As he focuses in holistic and cosmetic dentistry, he will ensure that his restorations are not only strong but beautiful as well. Together with a caring staff and state-of-the-art facility, he will be able to offer the best in holistic dental care for you and your entire family.
Would you like to learn more about dental crowns? Call Holistic Dental Centers of Cary or Cornelius today and schedule an appointment with Dr. McMillan!